One of the things about being a homemaker is our attitude towards our work and more importantly towards others. It can be easy in today's society to develop a negative attitude with all we see in the media and also how we are treated by others, even complete strangers as we go to the store. Even worse, the negativity all around us can become a habit with us.
This past week a sweet friend had a sister who passed away. I spoke with her one day and she told me her sister was going to receive care from Hospice. I spoke with her a couple of days later and she said her sister was having some good days and she might have 3 good months left. Then she called me and said her sister had passed the very next day.
When my friend mentioned that her sister might have three months to live I really was hit hard with what would I do with my life if I was told that I had only three months to live. I felt that anything on my bucket list truly no longer would really matter. What I would want is to spend my time with family. I also wanted to spend my time making people happy and to make people happy every day. As I continued to think about this I felt why would I ever wait until I only had three months to live to make people happy. Why don't I make a conscious effort to make people happy right now! I'd like to believe I'm a good person and do my best to always do what is right, but what can I do to go out of my way to make other's happy?
I'd like to invite you to take a look at Laura's blog, Along for the Ride, where she is hosting a 90 days of Kindness Challenge. Laura is asking us to pray and reflect and choose one area of our life that we would like to focus on. As I had already been thinking about this before I read her blog post, I had decided that I was going to focus on my family and work on going above and beyond in showing them extra kindness and to be the example that I want them to be.
I won't be posting all of my acts of kindness every day, but I will post from time to time about this throughout the summer. I hope you will consider joining me in this kindness challenge.You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:12-14)